Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

1 December 2015 Edition

'A Fresh Start' The Stormont House Agreement & Implementation Plan

1 December 2015

THE CRISIS in the political institutions was created by Tory austerity and their failure to honour commitments made in the Good Friday Agreement and other agreements, including full disclosure on the legacy of the past. Free article

‘I’m living proof that diplomatic pressure works’

1 December 2015

Freed Egyptian hunger striker Mohamed Soltan talks to Mark Moloney in Brussels Premium service article

Understanding the causes of the conflict – Eibhlin Glenholmes

1 December 2015

I recall the many dark days as the Northern state sought to silence the campaign for civil rights, inclusion and parity of citizenship Free article

Equality and human rights are for everyone – Fiona McCausland

1 December 2015

The opposition to the right to marriage of same-sex couples is not the only issue which requires to be addressed relevant to rights and equality Free article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

1 December 2015

Long past time that our fishing industry was given attention it deserves, International progress made on legal highs in China talks, Draghi refusal to accept ECB failures ‘frustrating’ and Ibrahim Halawa case is not a political football Free article

Gerry Adams visits Friends of Sinn Féin in US and Canada

1 December 2015

THE 20th Friends of Sinn Féin (USA) fund-raising dinner was attended by 700 people in New York in November where the guests of honour were TDs Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams, who was on a speaking tour that included Canada. Free article

Níl na comhairli saor ó olc ach an oiread

1 December 2015

TÁ COMORADH le déanamh ag an stát ar 1916, ach go drogallach e don chuid is mó. Free article

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Catalan Parliament votes for countdown to independence

1 December 2015

ON 9 NOVEMBER, the Catalan Parliament voted to support a pro-independence proposal outlining a road map towards independence. Free article

‘Ghosts’ By P. H. Pearse – Countdown to the 1916 Rising

1 December 2015

BETWEEN DECEMBER 1915 and the end of March 1916, four very significant political essays were written and published by Pádraig Pearse, Director of Organisation of the Irish Volunteers, member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood’s Military Council and future President of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic. Premium service article

Banking Inquiry debacle, an absence of evidence

1 December 2015

IT SEEMS such an obvious point but if you are going to set up an inquiry you should at least ensure it can actually view the evidence. Yet this is what the Fine Gael/Labour Government has failed to do with the issue of Siteserv and IBRC. Free article

Who’s driving the pro-fracking train in Ireland?

1 December 2015

THE headlong rush towards hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) in Ireland seems to have a momentum of its own even though the vast majority of TDs and ministers I have spoken with in Leinster House feel that fracking should never and will never be allowed on this small, beautiful island. Free article

We live in a dysfunctional society that must be replaced

1 December 2015

THE IRISH PEOPLE are rightly angry about the collapse of the economy – brought about by Fianna Fáil’s blind belief that the market would come right in the end – and by the unnecessary austerity imposed on the working people by Fine Gael and Labour so that the Europe and the banks could be bailed out Premium service article

Súil Siar – Súil chun cinn

1 December 2015

MÁ TÁ FÉIRÍN uait don Nollaig do dhuine éigin gar dhuit dhéanfá rud níos measa ná féilire Chomóradh 100 Bliain na Gaillimhe a cheannacht dóibh. Bronntannas luachmhar ó thaobh na staire di a léiríonn grianghraif le pearsain Gaillimheacha a raibh baint acu le gluaiseacht na Poblachta ag tús an chéid seo caite. Ach, an tábhacht bhreise a bhaineann leis do ghnáth phobal na h-áite ná go mba iad a gcuid daoine muinteartha féin, a gcomharsain agus a gcairde a bhí páirteach sa streachailt in aghaidh forlámhas na Breataine agus go mba leosan an Éirí Amach i ndáiríre. Premium service article

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